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Title: UNIT 1: Texas Geography

UNIT 1Texas Geography
  • Understanding the physical and human
    characteristics of our state

Era of Natural Texas and Its People
  • What is an era? A fixed period of time
    characterized by particular events, features,
    developments, or people.
  • Why do historians divide history into eras?
    Historians divide history into eras in order to
    create blocks of time that have similar
    characteristics in order to organize and present
    information about the past.

Era of Natural Texas and Its People
  • TEKS 1A
  • Identify the major eras in Texas history,
    describe their defining characteristics, and
    explain why historians divide the past into eras,
    including Natural Texas and its People Age of
    Contact Spanish Colonial Mexican National
    Revolution and Republic Early Statehood Texas
    in the Civil War and Reconstruction Cotton,
    Cattle, and Railroads Age of Oil Texas in the
    Great Depression and World War II Civil Rights
    and Conservatism and Contemporary Texas

6 Geographical Questions
  • Location
  • Place
  • Regions
  • Human-Environment Interaction
  • Human Systems
  • Physical Systems

Location Where is it?
  • Absolute Location The exact location of a place
    on the earths surface
  • Relative Location The location of a place in
    relation to other places
  • The Absolute location and Relative location of
    Texas affect it in many ways How has Texas
    relative location to Mexico affected it?

Latitude and Longitude
Using Latitude and Longitude
  • The Absolute Location of a place is given using
    latitude and longitude coordinates
  • Coordinates are written using a numerical
    measurement and a directional label.
  • Latitude is given first followed by longitude
  • (29 N, 95 W) is the approximate location of
    Kingwood on the earths surface

Place What is it like?
  • Place refers to the physical and human
    characteristics of a location
  • Physical Characteristics include
  • Landforms, Climate, plants, animals
  • Human Characteristics include
  • Language, Religion, Architecture, Music,
    Politics, ways of life

Physical Characteristics
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Human Characteristics
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Regions How does it compare to other places?
  • Geographers divide areas into regions in order to
    better study them.
  • Regions are places that are united based on
    common characteristics
  • Regions can be based on physical, human, business
    and other characteristics

4 NaturalRegionsof Texas
Human-Environment Interaction
  • How do humans react to their environment and
    how does it affect them?
  • Ex Pollution
  • Deforestation
  • Hurricanes/Tornadoes
  • Farming
  • Damming Rivers to make lakes

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Human Systems
  • Movement - How people move through the
  • Cultural Diffusion - new ideas brought by
    migrating people become widely accepted.
  • People bring ideas and goods with them when they
    move from one place to another.

Physical Systems
  • Geographers analyze physical systems such as
    mountains, volcanoes, hurricanes, glaciers to see
    how they interact with and shape places and
  • They also study plant and animal ecosystems that
    depend on each other and their surroundings in
    places and regions for their survival.

Movement in Texas
Why Geography?
  • Geography prepares us for modern life
  • People, businesses, governments depend on
    geography everyday to meet their needs
  • Computer software such as GIS and GPS use
    geography to help people

Sizing Up Texas
  • Second largest U.S. State
  • The area of Texas is 267,277 square miles
  • Some parts of Texas are closer to the capitals of
    other states than to Austin.

Sizing Up Texas
  • Texas is the size of all of these states
  • New York Pennsylvania
  • Ohio Illinois
  • Connecticut Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts Vermont
  • New Hampshire New Jersey
  • Maine

Sizing Up Texas
  • El Paso, Texas is closer to the Pacific Ocean
    than to Houston.
  • Some students in Texas live 4 hrs from the
    nearest school
  • How could these geographic facts affect Texas?

Roy Bedichek
  • He was an author and speaker considered a
  • who traveled and
  • documented the
  • Texas landscape for
  • over 30 years.
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